Hotel La Catedral is located down the street from the main square of Antigua. I cannot imagine a better location.
Staff is very friendly. We loved the bartender, Ari, who was so personable and bought my husband's favorite Guatemalan beer to serve us the second day after he didn't have it on the first day. The front desk staff was very prompt and eager to help with directions and tourist-y recommendations (one drew us a driving map to Vulcan Pacaya when he couldn't find an actual map).
We had a corner room, and while it was small, it was comfortable. There was a large TV. The bathroom was fine, albeit with quirky hot water. The walls were thick, so it was quiet, but that meant that the wifi signal was weak.
The included breakfast was really good and plentiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel La Catedral is an authentic Spanish Colonial house, originally built as part of the "Palacio de los Capitanes Generales" in the center of Antigua, Guatemala. Its construction began in 1558. The space was rebuilt in 1754 and it was used as the residence of the General Capitan. The hotel is located one block from the Central Park and the Cathedral (Catedral de Santiago). It is within a minute or two walking distance from many restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and Spanish Colonial ruins. As one of the original structures in Antigua, Hotel La Catedral preserves its charm and elegance and it has been completely restored to bring you all the comfort and rest you're looking for during your stay. It has a very cozy and romantic environment, just like Antigua itself. The hotel has 8 rooms with a King Size bed or with two Full Size beds. Each room individually decorated to give you a slightly different feel each time you visit us. All of them are equipped with Flat Panel TV set, DVD Player, Cable TV, Security Box, Wireless Internet (at no additional cost), telephone and alarm clock. All bathrooms are stylishly and individually designed with antique marble. All toiletries and hair dryer also included. All our rates include, Full a La Carte Breakfast, free international calls to designated countries (time limited) and private parking in the same location. In the same facilities we have an equipped private meeting room and a Family Lounge-Bar. We also organize and coordinate your Tour needing's to any other beautiful destinations as well as transportation from and to Guatemala City. ... more less
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